It's always interesting to find someone that comes to New Orleans and find's their home here. I mean since I grew up here there's nothing special about the city. I first met Eros at the Mr. Pride competition last year, and I have to say I was amazed that someone with dance talent entered the competition. While I have to admit that I knew nothing about who he was or where he came from, it was evident that he has an amazing dance talent. I remember when he won, there seemed to be a collective gasp of amazement. To be honest I didn't give it much though since who am I to judge someone's ability. I thought it was a well-earned win!
It wasn't until I was invited to see his show Bayou Boylesque at GrandPre's that I wondered about what is he like as a person; I mean who is he? I always try to go to an event with no expectations about what it will be like; however, I have to admit that I had to drag myself to see the show. I mean would it just be another "strip" show, and therefore I would have to endure an hour of total boredom? But I have to say that it was much different than what I expected. While the venue is small, they managed to make the most of the space they had, and the costumes of Poseidon (one of the performers) was quite cool (a circus master).
Now I can't really put into words what the performance was like, I mean it wasn't your typical burlesque show. For me it was a mixture of modern dance infused with burlesques, and that made it more interesting. I have to admire anyone who can dance and seduce at the same time, there just seemed to be an element of mystery about it. To be completely honest it as Poseidon's portion that I found fascinating; his ability to mix elements of camp and BDSM in a classy way had my attention. It can't be easy; that's all I have to say. Eros who was the MC for the evening surprised me as well. I never would have guessed that he had such a wicked since of humor. The few time's that we have met he seemed standoffish, which he admits most people seem to do. He stated "most people would not know that I am very shy, and that can come across as standoffish" The time I spent interviewing him, he came across as very humble and proud of who he is, and what he has accomplished within the community.
What really surprised me was his involvement in the community, producing an international dance festival which enables the community to experience the world of dance free of charge, and that he has established a non-profit to help raise funds for several organizations in the community as well. I get the impression that he does this because he really loves to give back as a whole, and wants to inspire others to enjoy the art of dance.
It is evident that Eros knows about dance, I mean he has been doing this for most of his life. Now he has taken that knowledge and infused it with burlesques, and I', quite impressed. You can see Bayou Boylesque at GrandPre's. For more information visit: Scorpio Boys Entertainment
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